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Summer Art Camp

About Summer Art Camp

Harwood Art Center, located in downtown Albuquerque, offers multi-disciplinary summer art camp for youth entering grades 1-9. Since 1996, Harwood’s summer programing has fostered creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. We offer four two-week sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options.  

At Harwood Summer Art Camp, campers in grades 1 - 9 will immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They will experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and music, imaginations are unleashed. Summer Art Camp opens doors to new experiences and creative innovation, engaging students in the visual and performing arts. It is an adventure your children will remember for years to come!

Summer 2016 Dates

Session 1:  June 6 - June 17
Session 2: June 20 - July 1
Session 3: July 5 - July 15
(no camp Monday, July 4)
Session 4: July 18 - July 29


Registration is now open! Enroll your child today >>


Harwood Art Center is located at 1114 Seventh Street NW (Seventh and Mountain Road) just north of downtown Albuquerque. Activities take place in Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood’s classrooms, theater and dance studio.


Our Teaching Artists and Guides share our commitment to lifelong learning and creative expression, and they all have experience working with children. Our Teaching Artists are accomplished in their diverse fields and maintain professional artistic careers. Teaching Artists and / or Guides are present throughout all activities, providing enrichment, support and supervision at all times.


This year we are pleased to offer daily lunch options from the Harwood Cafe. There will be a choice of turkey, tuna, egg or chicken salad, hummus w/ avocado sandwich. All sandwiches are served with chips, veggies, fruit and a juice box. Sack lunches are $5 per day. They must be ordered and paid for in advance, either in person or over the phone. 


Harwood Art Center is committed to ensuring that every child who has a desire to attend Summer Art Camp is able to do so without financial barriers. We are proud to be able to offer scholarships to campers that demonstrate need though the generosity of Marble Brewery, A Good Sign and private donations..

The deadline to apply for Summer Art Camp 2015 financial support is Monday, May 2, 2016.

To apply for financial support:

  • Register your child for Summer Art Camp,
  • Pay a $100 deposit per session (this deposit is refundable if for some reason we are unable to provide support),
  • Submit a signed one page written request explaining why and how much financial support is needed,
  • Mail or email signed letter to Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts Education Coordinator

                 Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts Education Coordinator
                 Harwood Art Center
                 1114 7th St. NW
                 Albuquerque, NM 87102


If you have any questions about Summer Art Camp, please contact:
Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts Education Coordinator OR
GuruAmrit Khalsa, Director of Administrative Services  


Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist

I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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